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Mobile City Councilman Scott Jones calls for termination of AltaPointe CEO after $7 million verdict in favor of pediatric rape victim

Mobile City Councilman Scott Jones spoke during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, asking for something to be done about the leadership of AltaPointe Health after a guilty verdict against the company in a civil case.

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$7 million verdict reached in civil lawsuit against AltaPointe Health Systems in rape case

A Mobile County Circuit Court jury reached a $7 million verdict in a civil case concerning the rape of a patient at BayPointe Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Mobile.

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Ivey seeking $50,000 in taxpayer money to hire Maynard Cooper & Gale outside counsel to conceal texts, emails in bridge lawsuit

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey plans to request $50,000 to pay an attorney to assist her office with protecting texts and emails sent from state officials concerning the plans to build a new bridge in Baldwin County.

Bridge company complaints are ‘just bad claims’: ALDOT side revealed in Baldwin County Bridge Company lawsuit hearing

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has responded in court to claims that a bridge project in south Alabama was formulated in bad faith.

Baldwin County bridge contractor donated thousands to Kay Ivey campaigns; Hearings in case to begin this week

The newest defendant named in the case, Scott Bridge Company, is the company chosen by ALDOT to build the new bridge, and a quick search of campaign contributions with the Secretary of State’s office shows a connection to state leaders.

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AG Marshall files lawsuit to prevent scheduled release of over 400 inmates

Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit to prevent the early release of over 400 inmates slated to vacate various Alabama prisons on Tuesday.

Class-action lawsuit filed against owners of St. Clair County landfill as underground fire continues to burn

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Landfill, Inc., in St. Clair County, where an underground fire has been burning since December.

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AG Steve Marshall files motion to be made plaintiff in lawsuit alleging mismanagement of trust funds by Ethics Commission members

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a motion to become a plaintiff in a lawsuit accusing board members of a trust fund of scheming to pay for the college tuition of Alabama Ethics Commission members’ children.

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Judge hears from both sides on case questioning integrity of Alabama's voting machines

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin is considering a motion to dismiss a case involving Alabama’s voting machines. The lawsuit seeks to prohibit the use of electronic voting machines, claiming the machines make elections “unsecure and fatally compromised.”

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Federal lawsuit claims UAB did nothing after UAB student reported rape by football player at Blazer Hall

A state lawsuit against the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been moved to federal court after a student claimed she was raped by a football player and the school didn’t do enough to help.

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Members of Alabama's former Secretary of State file lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against Regions Financial Corp. alleges that bank holding company mismanaged a charitable trust named for a former Alabama secretary of state — charging exorbitant fees and steering scholarship money to children of the trust board members.

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North Alabama plant facing wrongful death litigation after OSHA investigation

The Daikin America chemical plant located in Decatur is facing lawsuits and proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in case of Alabama woman found buried behind home

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Two years after Paighton Houston’s disappearance and death, a wrongful death lawsuit was...

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Testimony begins in lawsuits challenging Alabama redistricting plan

Witness testimony began Tuesday during a consolidated hearing involving challenges to the redistricting plan approved by the Alabama...

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Alabama AG files lawsuit to block vaccine mandates on Medicare/Medicaid providers

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit Monday against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate...

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BREAKING: Lawsuit filed on behalf of United Launch Alliance employees over vaccination mandate

From 1819 News staff The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty (“ACLL”), joined by John Eastman, a founding partner with Constitutional...

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State investing in forensic labs with settlement money from opioid case

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor On Tuesday, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the second round of funding being distributed...

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Money from opioid case to be invested in Alabama’s specialty courts

Some of the money recovered by the state of Alabama through its February 2021 settlement with McKinsey & Company, will go to specialty...